Q: You’ve joked about it before, but are you ready to give him another six-year contract yet? Danny Ainge: [Laughs] Yeah. Q: You have to start thinking about that. Sure, we’re only in Year 3, but you can’t risk letting a good coach get away. Danny Ainge: No, listen, he’s a keeper. He’s great. He’s great to work with. Like I said, I think he’s going to be — if he stays in this game long enough — he’s going to be one of the great coaches.
February 8, 2016 | 9:18 am EST Update
Mike Wallace said on-air that Heat talking to team from Pacific division on trading for a wing to improve 3pt. Any idea whom? Steve Kyler: Rudy Gay is the name I have heard mentioned, not sure that happens.
That’s why the possibility of moving Anthony via trade is something the Knicks should consider – but even that comes with complications they’ll be forced to navigate. Anthony’s no-trade clause means he’ll get the ability to approve any deal, automatically limiting the market for his services, and he also has a trade kicker that could come into play if the Knicks chose to move him in a trade this summer, when the salary cap is set to skyrocket, instead of moving him now.
Paul George is well aware that Monday is it. It’s the last time that he will ever go against five-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant — a player he idolized while growing up in nearby Palmdale, California — in a competitive game. (The two are each starters in the 65th annual NBA All-Star game slated for Sunday, Feb. 14.) For George, he’s thinking about one-upping the sure-thing Hall of Famer. “Honestly, try to go for 82 [points],” he said with a big grin. (Kobe’s 81-point game was 10 years ago.)
Rondo said Friday that he is unlikely consider the Knicks in free agency because of the triangle offense. “You can’t ask a guy that wasn’t very successful playing against it whether or not he wants to come play in it,” Fisher said. “So that’s his opinion, that’s fine. He doesn’t play for us. So we’re not concerned about his opinion about us at this point.”
Whiteside found that choice surprising, but said he did not talk to Spoelstra about it. “I’m done talking to Coach about it,” he said. “I have nothing else– We’ve talked about it so many times, ain’t no reason to keep talking to him about it. I’m just gonna play.”
February 8, 2016 | 6:44 am EST Update
Anthony’s surgically repaired left knee has already cost him seven games this season while robbing him of a quick first step and any explosiveness at the rim. The Knicks have copped to giving Anthony one MRI but according to a team source, Anthony has had two MRIs in the past three weeks so the concern over his long-term health is very real. “Today, it wasn’t that sore,” Anthony said. “I think the couple of days off helped.”